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Let Sleeping Corpses Lie (1974)

No profanar el sueño de los muertos (original title)
R | | Horror | 1 June 1975 (USA)
A cop chases two hippies suspected of a series of Manson family-like murders; unbeknownst to him, the real culprits are the living dead, brought to life with a thirst for human flesh by chemical pesticides being used by area farmers.

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Jorge Grau
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cristina Galbó ... Edna Simmonds (as Christine Galbo)
Ray Lovelock ... George Meaning
Arthur Kennedy ... The Inspector
Aldo Massasso Aldo Massasso ... Detective Sgt. Kinsey
Giorgio Trestini Giorgio Trestini ... PC Craig
Roberto Posse Roberto Posse ... Benson
José Lifante ... Martin West (as Jose Ruiz Lifante)
Jeannine Mestre ... Katie West
Gengher Gatti ... Keith
Fernando Hilbeck ... Guthrie Wilson
Vera Drudi Vera Drudi ... Mary
Vicente Vega Vicente Vega ... Dr. Duffield
Francisco Sanz Francisco Sanz ... Perkins
Paul Benson Paul Benson ... Wood
Anita Colby Anita Colby ... Nurse
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Storyline

A cop chases two young people visiting the English countryside, suspecting them of a local murder; unbeknownst to him, the real culprits are the living dead, brought to life with a thirst for human flesh by radiation being used by area farmers as a pesticide alternative. Written by Jojo Mac

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They tampered with nature - now they must pay the price... See more »

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Horror

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Country:

Spain | Italy

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 June 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue See more »

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(R-rated) | (unrated)

Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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George: [to The Inspector] Hail Hitler!
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Alternate Versions

The movie has been been released in several different versions with various cuts being made (most notably the scene where a woman gets her breast ripped off and her guts pulled out). The version released by Anchor Bay Entertainment in the USA, titled "Let Sleeping Corpses Lie", is the complete 93-minute version, containing all the gore and violence. See more »

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A group of dead coming back to life terrorizes the countryside, cemetery and a hospital
30 November 2009 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

This clever horror movie deals about a couple (Ray Lovelock, Cristina Galbo) afflicted by stalking, vicious Zombies (Jose Lifante, Fernando Hilbeck,Joaquin Hinojosa and many others) relieved by ultrasonic radiation caused by agricultural experimentation. Meanwhile a grumpy Police Inspector (Arthur Kennedy) is investigating the strange events.

Gory, gruesome , and ghastly cannibal feast in which the stumbling flesh-eating stiffs are reanimated by means of radioactive waves and can be only destroyed by fire. Unrelenting shock-feast laced with touches of ecological denounce. Army of Zombies appearance roaming the countryside , graveyard and some people besieged inside a hospital deliver the goods , enough to be interesting. Jorge Grau's first great success is compelling directed with startling visual content . This frightening movie is plenty of thrills, chills, body-count executed by the eerie Zombies and photographed in glimmer color with lurid images and phenomenal results. This is a classic Zombie film where the intrigue,tension, suspense appears threatening and lurking in the foggy outdoors and every room, and corridors from a hospital. At the time considered the plus ultra of disturbing movie is less stomach-churning by nowadays's standards, yet its fundamental power to thrill remains undiminished. Agreeable performance by Cristina Gabo who made various Giallo and Horror movies as ¨The boarding school¨ , ¨What have you done to Solange¨, ¨The killer must strike again¨. This genuinely frightening story with correct utilization of images-shock is well photographed by Francisco Sempere in location of England : Manchester, Derbyshires , Italy : Cinecitta studios and Madrid . Creepie and eerie musical score by Sorgini. Jorge Grau who also made another good terror film titled 'Ceremonia Sangrienta' creates a rare Zombie thriller that manages to be both scary and skilfully made, deserving its cult status . Rating: Good, this is one more imaginative horror pictures in which the camera stalks in sinister style . An average budget horror movie that still packs a punch for those who like to be terrorized out their wits.


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